June 26, 2013

Gratitude Paid to Those That Reached Out in Aftermath of Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler Shooting

Mayor Hilary Bryant, Chief Kevin Vogel and the City Council paid honor and gratitude to the people, businesses and organizations that lifted us up in the aftermath of the deaths of Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler.

 Photo Courtesy of Brad Kava - Patch
There are hundreds who stepped forward and stood with the police department and community during this time.

Receiving a “Key to the City” were: 

Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1
City of San Jose
Santa Cruz Memorial
California Highway Patrol
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office

Receiving Proclamations were: 

Adam Abrams
John & Rebecca Colligan
Friends of Shannon Collins
Anne Maggioncalda
Patty Quillin
Richard Wilson
Atherton Police Officer’s Association
Boomerang Project
The Fallen Officers Fund
Police and Fire;  The Fallen Heroes
San Francisco Police Credit Union
San Francisco Police Officers Association
Baskin & Grant, LLP
Bike Dojo
Erik's Deli
Joe’s Pizza & Subs
William Ow Family
Rechnitz Charity Foundation
Santa Cruz Seaside Company
Santa Cruz Rotary
Stagnaro Bros Seafood
Zoccoli’s Deli
Governor Jerry Brown
James Durbin
Attorney General Kamala Harris
Nickelodeon Theatres, Inc
Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District
Santa Cruz Warriors
Secretary Leon Panetta
Twin Lakes Church – Pastor Rene Schlaepfer 

There were many more who received certificates of appreciation.  We will list those in the days ahead. 

Special Thanks to Scott Collins from the City Manager’s Office for his endless hours and dedication to this program.  Scott put this program together, and honored us all with his work. 

There are so many individual stories of generosity and kindness extended to us during this time.  We will try to highlight some of those in the weeks ahead.

You lifted and held us up during the most difficult days we have faced.  Thank you doesn't begin to express our gratitude.

Together, our challenge and our duty is to keep the momentum going in a positive way.  We will honor their memory by making a Santa Cruz a community worthy of their sacrifice.